Vitória Futebol Clube (ES)

Vitória Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Vitória (or as Vitória-ES) is a traditional Brazilian football club from Vitória, Espírito Santo state.

Vitória
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Full nameVitória Futebol Clube
FoundedOctober 1, 1912; 107 years ago (1912-10-01)
GroundSalvador Venâncio da Costa
Capacity10.000
ChairmanAdalberto Mendes
Head coachValdir Bigode

HistoryEdit

On October 1, 1912,[1] Vitória Futebol Clube was founded as Foot-ball Club Victoria by João Pereira Neto, João Nascimento, Armando Ayres, Graciano dos Santos Neves, Edgar dos Santos Neves, Névio Costa, Edgard O’Reilly de Souza, Pedro O’Reilly de Souza, Constâncio Espíndula and Taciano Espíndula, among others, at a two-storey house located in São Francisco street. João Pereira Neto was elected as the club's first president.[2]

In 1932, Vitória won its first state championship.[3]

In 1977, the club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the first time, finishing in the 40th place, ahead of clubs like Atlético Paranaense and Coritiba.[4]

In 2006, Vitória competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, but was eliminated in the competition's first stage.[5]

TitlesEdit

FootballEdit

BasketballEdit

Current squad (selected)Edit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  DF Leandro Dias ([1])

StadiumEdit

Vitória's home stadium is Salvador Venâncio da Costa stadium,[1] inaugurated in 1967, with a maximum capacity of 10,000 people. The stadium is also known as Estádio Ninho das Águias, meaning Eagles Nest Stadium.[6]

Club colorsEdit

Vitória's colors are blue and white. The club's home kit is composed of blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.[1]

MascotEdit

The club's mascot is called Águia Azul, meaning Blue Eagle.[7] As the name implies, the mascot is a blue-colored eagle.[8]

AnthemEdit

The club's anthem was composed by Carlos Bona in 1993.[9]

NicknameEdit

Vitória is nicknamed Alvianil, meaning Blue-White.[7]

Ultra groupsEdit

There are several ultra groups supporting the club:[10]

  • Torcida Organizada Águia Azul, founded in 1972;
  • Torcida Organizada Peroá Azul, founded in 2001;
  • Torcida Organizada Trovão Azul, founded in 1992.

Other sportsEdit

For several years, Vitória had an active basketball team.[11] The club also owns a swimming academy.[12]

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Vitória is the oldest Espírito Santo club.[2]
  • During World War II, due to the Brazilian government's Campanha do Metal (Metal Campaign), the club donated all its trophies to be used for cannon production.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c (in Portuguese) Vitória at Arquivo de Clubes
  2. ^ a b (in Portuguese) Vitória FC's foundation at the club's official website
  3. ^ "Campeonato Capixaba at RSSSF". Archived from the original on March 31, 2008. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
  4. ^ 1977 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF Archived September 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "2006 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C at RSSSF". Archived from the original on November 18, 2007. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  6. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Salvador Venâncio da Costa at Templos do Futebol
  7. ^ a b Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
  8. ^ (in Portuguese) Mascot at the club's official website
  9. ^ (in Portuguese) Anthem at the club's official website
  10. ^ (in Portuguese) Ultra groups at the club's official website
  11. ^ a b (in Portuguese) Trivia at the club's official website
  12. ^ (in Portuguese) Swimming at the club's official website

External linksEdit